|Eliza - Barry Pain|
LibriVox recording of Eliza by Barry Pain. Read by Nigel Boydell. A gentle, yet deliciously humourous series of brief anecdotes, that follow the mundane, though surprisingly hazard strewn lives of our rather pompous main character, and his long suffering wife, Eliza. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; Humor
Downloads: 3,510 (1 review)
|Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph - Frances Sheridan|
LibriVox recording of Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph, by Frances Sheridan. Read by Rachel Lintern. Sidney and Cecilia are best childhood friends who are forced to part for 5 years. In that interval, Sidney Bidulph - an undoubtedly good and dutiful woman - writes to her friend about everything: her marriage, her children, her other friendships and, above all, about her great love for Mr. Faulkland. In an amazing and unforgettable way, this book shows us that the road to happiness is not always cl...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; sheridan; romance; memoirs
Downloads: 5,000 (1 review)
|Penrod and Sam - Booth Tarkington|
LibriVox recording of Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington. Read by Jonathan Burchard. Follow more of the hilarious life of the boy Penrod Schofield, his friends Sam Williams, Herman, Verman, Georgie, Maurice, and the love of his life, Marjorie Jones. (Summary by Jonathan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: penrod; tarkington; fiction; humor; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 7,685 (1 review)
|Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow - Jerome K. Jerome|
LibriVox recording of Second Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow, by Jerome K. Jerome. A second volume of humorous essays on various subjects, following the success of Idle thoughts Of An Idle Fellow. (Summary by Chris Garbett) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; humor; short stories
Downloads: 4,631 (1 review)
|Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man - Sinclair Lewis|
LibriVox recording of Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man, by Sinclair Lewis. Read by Don Jenkins. "At thirty-four Mr. Wrenn was the sales-entry clerk of the Souvenir Company. He was always bending over bills and columns of figures at a desk behind the stock-room. He was a meek little bachelor--a person of inconspicuous blue ready-made suits, and a small unsuccessful mustache." Mr...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; humor; comedy; romance
Downloads: 7,712 (1 review)
|Bleak House - Charles Dickens|
Librivox recording of the Bleak House by Charles Dickens. Read by Cynthia Lyons. Bleak House is the ninth novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. It is widely held to be one of Dickens’ finest and most complete novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon. Dickens tells all of these both through the narrative of the novel’s heroine, Esther Summerson, and as an ...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; Bleak House; Charles Dickens; Esther Summerson; Tulkinghorn; John Jarndyce; Harold Skimpole
Downloads: 207,644 (1 review)
|The Claverings - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope. "I consider the story as a whole to he good, though I am not aware that the public ever corroborated that verdict." - the author The Claverings is the best wrought of the novels designed for The Cornhill, and as surely conceived as any book he ever wrote." - Sadleir. "It is a novel of atmosphere, and the atmosphere is of that sort very dangerous for the English novelist, the atmosphere captured so supremely well by Thackeray the green-li...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; England
Downloads: 5,025 (1 review)
|Seventeen - Booth Tarkington|
LibriVox recording of Seventeen by Booth Tarkington Read by Jonathan Burchard A Tale of Youth and Summer Time and the Baxter Family Especially William (Summary by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: fiction; juvenile; humor; tarkington; audio books; librivox
Downloads: 14,117 (1 review)
|Olive - Dinah Maria Craik|
LibriVox recording of Olive by Dinah Maria Craik. Read by Arielle Lipshaw. Inspired by Jane Eyre, Dinah Maria Craik's 1850 novel, Olive, was one of the first to feature a disabled central character. 'Slightly deformed' from birth, Olive believes that she will never be able to marry like other women, so she devotes her life to her art, her mother, and above all, her religion. It takes a dark secret from the past and a new, fascinating acquaintance, to make her realize what her life could be...
Keywords: librivox; audio; craik; fiction
Downloads: 6,796 (1 review)
|The Monk: A Romance - Matthew Lewis|
LibriVox recording of The Monk: A Romance. Read by James K. White. Matthew Gregory Lewis's The Monk: A Romance is a story of frustrated and unrequited desire between mentor and pupil mixed with elements of the supernatural. It includes several subplots: rape, torture and incest. It is the old story of the forces of good versus the forces of evil, except that in this one evil comes out ahead. When The Monk was first published in 1795, it was received well by readers and reviewers causing a second...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; monk; matthew lewis; romance; gothic
Downloads: 11,535 (1 review)
|Bindle - Herbert George Jenkins|
LibriVox recording of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins Herbert Jenkins' most popular fictional creation was Mr. Joseph Bindle, who first appeared in a humorous novel in 1916 and in a number of sequels. In the preface to the books, T. P. O'Connor said that "Bindle is the greatest Cockney that has come into being through the medium of literature since Dickens wrote Pickwick Papers"...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 43,704 (3 reviews)
|The Diary of a Goose Girl - Kate Douglas Wiggin|
LibriVox recording of THE DIARY OF A GOOSE GIRL, by KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN. Read by Maria Therese. The "Goose Girl" is a young and somewhat independent lady who, in fleeing from her lover with whom there had been a "little tiff," became a "paying guest" at poultry farm in a quiet, out-of-the-way Sussex village, in the care of which she participates. From the author of Mother Carey's Chickens, The Bird's Christmas Carol, etc...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; romance; animals; farms; poultry; chickens; ducks; England
Downloads: 9,251 (3 reviews)
|The Life of Jesus Critically Examined - David Friedrich Strauss|
LibriVox recording of Life of Jesus Critically Examined by David Friedrich Strauss, translated by George Eliot. Read by JoeD. Strauss was an early pioneer in the ongoing 'Quest of the Historical Jesus' held amongst New Testament scholars, and his Life of Jesus is one of the few landmarks in the field. The first edition of Strauss' book was published in Germany in 1835 when he was only 27 years old, and which by 1840 had gone through four editions...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; religion; philosophy; criticism; jesus
Downloads: 19,679 (2 reviews)
|Queen Lucia - Edward Frederic Benson|
Librivox recording of Queen Lucia by E.F. Benson. Read by Martin Clifton. E. F. Benson (1867-1940) was born at Wellington College in Berkshire, where his father, who later went on to become the Archbishop of Canterbury, was the first Headmaster. He wrote 105 books in all. Queen Lucia (first published in 1920) was the first of Benson’s ‘Mapp and Lucia’ novels of which there were six. This first book is a comedy of manners based in the provincial village of Riseholme, where Emmeline Lucas (t...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; E.F. Benson; Emmeline Lucas; Riseholme
Downloads: 44,924 (6 reviews)
|Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Barchester Towers, by Anthony Trollope. This is the second in Trollope’s ‘Barsetshire’ series of novels. The later novels in the series move away from Barchester itself but 'Barchester Towers' is very much a sequel to the first book ‘The Warden’, which is also available from Librivox.The old bishop dies, the archdeacon, Dr. Grantly fails to succeed him and a new bishop, Dr...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; trollope
Downloads: 142,149 (6 reviews)
|Wuthering Heights (Solo Version) - Emily Bronte|
LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified b...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; bronte; Heathcliff; Brontë
Downloads: 621,006 (9 reviews)